This is a thought-provoking piece published by The Pakistani Spectator (TPS) that brings together multiple views and voices on Pakistan.

I believe there are four questions to ask, when considering the virtues and costs of a connection between religion and government:

1. How useful is the connection to the country’s people (who should be the government’s interest)?
2. How useful is the connection to the religion?
3. How useful is the connection to the country’s leaders?
4. How useful is the connection to the religion’s leaders?

Do check out TPS for more analyses and comments.